Going on vacation - what about my girls?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tflowers, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. tflowers

    tflowers Out Of The Brooder

    May 19, 2016
    Oakland, California
    Leaving for a wedding and my 5 girls are going to be cooped up in their run.

    Considering this being my first time leaving them alone for days. Is there anything else i need to do other than the following:

    • plenty of food and water supplied
    • access to their roosting area for sleeping
    • secured run
    • chicken sitter checking in - once a day

    Am i missing anything?

    Ill be away for four days[​IMG][​IMG]
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Preparations sound good. I also provide the caretaker my cell phone number and a number where we will be staying. Enjoy your vacation.
  3. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2016
    Valley of the Sun :)
    well prepared as is.
  4. tflowers

    tflowers Out Of The Brooder

    May 19, 2016
    Oakland, California
    Ok - thank you!
  5. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps

    The only question I have is: How knowledgable about chickens is the chicken sitter?

    If the chicken sitter has or had chickens and understanding how to care for them...then awesome you are good to go.
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2016
  6. Donna R Raybon

    Donna R Raybon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2016
    Always have at least two water supplies as birds can go without food, but not water. Even when i am home I make sure their are multiple water sources. You never know if one leaks dry or gets nasty dirty or one bird bullies another.

    Make sure your chicken sitter has access to a cage, feeder, waterer in case bird needs to be segrgated. Leave list with head count of birds.:D;):D

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